Are we all forgetting how horrible Sting looked in his match against Magnus at Bound For Glory? Whether it is balance problems or knee problems, he can’t even lock in his own finisher the Scorpion Deathlock anymore.
It is sad to see him wrestling like this and it’s embarrassing to see him out there trying to live up to all of the hype. Why don’t we just face facts and say that Sting is just going through the motions? Does Sting even have that much charisma? Whenever he comes out, he does not high five the fans and hardly even acknowledges the crowd. Whether he is a face or a heel, it always seems like the crowd does not matter to him. Sting does not have that hunger inside of him that he used to. Why are we even still talking about this guy?
The EC3 character is very interesting. It is interesting that he is Dixie Carter’s nephew. “We are Carters. The world needs us.” He is getting a lot of time in the spotlight. He looks to be TNA’s new star for the future. He might be compared to Magnus in the only sense that he is being built up as a future star. Where will this story go with him being a Carter? Will he try to take out AJ Styles when he returns?
EC3 is facing jobbers. Not only that, he is facing jobbers who are getting in an offensive move or two on him. The jobber always seems to do a move off the top rope. This seems to build up EC3′s confidence and arrogance even more. He is getting a great reaction from the fans. His character is building very well.
One great thing that can be said about EC3 is that he is a new face in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. TNA needs new faces. They need faces from the past who are fan favorites and skilled wrestlers who have not been in TNA for a long period of time. TNA needs to always be cutting the dead weight. By dead weight, I mean those wrestlers who are very much past their prime or bring nothing beneficial to the overall product. Examples: Sting and Knux.
Since TNA always needs new faces, here is the question: Is EC3 the right kind of new face for TNA to bring in? He has the charisma. He has a character. Right now though, I have no idea about his wrestling ability. He needs to face someone that is an actual professional wrestler. Fighters in Resurrection Fighting Alliance and Strikeforce can look dominant. Once they get into the Ultimate Fighting Championship, it is a different story. The competition is very different. As far as character goes, it seems to be building very nicely. Does he have the athleticism and wrestling ability to be a future star in TNA? It remains to be seen.
We talked about a wrestling legend in Sting and someone who might be on the rise as the next star in EC3. Someone else who should be the next star is Kenny King. Kenny King has shown me incredible wrestling skills. I have been a fan of his for years. Ever since I saw him wrestle in Ring of Honor, he blew me away. He has amazing athleticism.
This man knows how to get his character over. His charisma is through the roof. He strikes me as someone who can easily get the crowd to love or hate him. He can be polarizing. His arrogant character can easily be compared to Adrien Broner or even Floyd Mayweather. It’s just unreal. He is a true diamond in the rough.
Two episodes before Bound For Glory, the Kenny King character was buried. He wrestled and didn’t get a good move in the match. The whole match looked against him. He was even bloodied in the match. The next week, he was bloodied once again and lost in dominating fashion. At Bound For Glory, he was nowhere to be seen. He has still not shown. Can someone please tell me where Kenny King is and why TNA has buried one of their most charismatic stars? I would say that in terms of charisma, he is right up there with Austin Aries and Bully Ray. Fans love to hate him.
Would we rather have Kenny King or Magnus? To tell you the truth, I think I might rather have Kenny King. I see better wrestling skills out of King. Comparing athletic ability, there is no doubt that King has the edge. Magnus is a wrestler who can shine and is a future star in TNA. But so is Kenny King. Does anyone even remember his long run as X Division champion? TNA just made him look like a jobber in his last two matches and then he is randomly gone. TNA tried to play it off by saying how badly he was busted open the week before in his match. It just makes me shake my head thinking, “TNA, get real. It’s obvious that you are burying him. Whether it is political reasons or that he is going to be gone from the company soon, it’s obvious that he is getting unfair treatment.” He is perhaps the brightest future star in professional wrestling today.
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